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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Wandering the Dream City : Memory, Self and the World in Golden Builders
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,This essay begins by examining the relationship between self, place and memory in Vincent Buckley's Golden Builders sequence and proceeds to make connections with his oeuvre as a whole. In response to the unpredictability of the city, the self cultivates both Keatsian 'Negative Capability' and self-discipline. These paired qualities make for a focused attentiveness to the city, to its inhabitants and to the speaker's own place in the scheme of things as a city-dweller and a poet. Concurring with the location of Buckley's poetry in the Romantic tradition's dialogue of self and world, this essay seeks to extend the terms of the discussion by including a consideration of one poem from the sequence in terms of its resemblance to a common Romantic lyric type. It concludes with an assessment of the contribution of personal pronouns to the subject's self-management, focussing on the use of the second person pronoun.' (Source :

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; Vincent Buckley Special Issue Special Issue 2010 Z1674811 2010 periodical issue

    'This Special Issue of JASAL, derives from the mini-conference 'Vincent Buckley 20 Years After: Life, Work, Politics and Times'. It embraces the life, work, politics and times of Buckley. Taking its cue from the mini-conference, this Special Issue is deliberately multimodal: it reaches out to the many contexts—literary, cultural, historical, and personal—which envelop Buckley's life and work.'

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